CSU Faculty Prepare to Strike
Pledge to Support the Strike

The CSU faculty are preparing to hold a strike from April 13-15 and 18-19, 2016, at all 23 CSU campuses to fight for salary increases for all faculty members in an effort to improve quality public higher education in California. All the members of the CFA statewide Retired Faculty Committee have pledged to support this strike, and we are asking our retired colleagues to join us.

The current salary negotiations between the CSU faculty and the administration have reached a critical point. It is abundantly clear that the CSU administration has no plans to pay faculty a fair salary.

When it became clear that the contract fight at the bargaining table was not about the CSU’s ability to pay the 5% faculty salary increase but rather CSU’s other priorities, faculty were left with no choice but to strike for the 5%.

CSU retired faculty spent our professional lives helping to build a strong public university system for our students. Now we need to help protect our university by standing with our active colleagues in their fight for 5%.

Please go to the CFA website today and pledge to strike. If you wish, add “retired” in the box asking for your department. You can help in many ways: by committing to take picket line shifts, by reaching out to other retirees you know and asking them to help, and by helping your CFA chapter walk halls on campus to get out information about the strike. If you have other ideas about how to help, please contact your chapter leaders directly. (Contact information for all campuses is at the strike pledge page.)

The members of the Retired Faculty Committee urge all retired faculty to join us in supporting the fight for 5%.

Mary Anwar, Chair, CFA Retired Faculty Committee Emeritus Faculty Member Cal State Long Beach

CFA Retired Faculty Committee Members:
Jim Conway, Emeritus Retired Faculty Member, Cal State San Luis Obispo Linda Bynoe, Emeritus Retired Faculty Member, Cal State Monterey Bay George Diehr, Emeritus Retired Faculty Member, Cal State San Marcos Elizabeth Hoffman, Emeritus Retired Faculty Member, Cal State Long Beach Rich Saenz, Emeritus Retired Faculty Member, Cal State San Luis Obispo